Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Maureen Dowd Suggests How Dems Can Lose

Maureen Dowd:
"One of the most valuable lessons the gritty Hillary can teach the languid Obama — and the timid Democrats — is that the whole point of a presidential race is to win.

It’s not to share power, or force the squabbling couple into an arranged marriage. The winner wins, even if it’s only by a fraction of a percentage point or one Supreme Court justice. Winning has no margin of error, as the Democrats should have learned by now. And the winner gets to decide his or her running mate."

...An expected overview of the law of the political jungle....a perfectly acceptable look at how it could all work out (if you don't particularly care about the chances of actually winning this time)......

....and then we realize just how many voters are going to pick up all their marbles and go home....and stay home on election day [or worse, vote for McCain or Nader] without a unity ticket.

For this season, my friends is not your father's Democratic primary season.

It would be the pity of all pities for the Democrats in 2008 if the record-breaking numbers of voters and the never-before seen levels of excitement were only to have been recorded during the primary season....

...and then the candidate who barely edged their way into the nomination using every ugly trick in the book against the other, causing party division that defies healing in the short time between winning the primary and November picks a VP with dulling dud-value ...

..a sudden bore mixed with hard feelings that could fill a tome.

...a recipe for electoral doom.

Note (with a sigh): If there wasn't enough room for a Unity ticket due to the overcrowding of one candidate or the other's tremendously sad ego, in this blogger's opinion, John Edwards, Al Gore, and perhaps Wesley Clark could be considered as non-dull VP candidates.